In 2020, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) commissioned an exploratory study into the barriers and facilitators to reporting and accessing support services for male survivors of sexual violence and abuse (SVA). The research was conducted by a team from across Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Otago, and the Donald Beasley Institute. Ethical approval was granted by Te Herenga Waka Victoria University Human Ethics Committee.

By Louise Dixon, Gareth Treharne, Michaela Pettie, Chris Bowden, Tess Patterson, Melanie Beres, Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Rachel Shaw, Angela Eketone-Kelly, Jacob Ashdown